“We have to remember that patients have a team”

How do we involve patients in the increasingly complex conversations we have in the perioperative space? This piece is a detailed case study which shows how shared decision making works in the perioperative setting. We know this improves patient experience yet in the last 10 or so years, consistently only 50 to 60% of patients say they were involved in decision making.

How can shifting towards a value based care model help? What is “moral injury” and how do we avoid it? Can a data driven analysis actually show shared decision making reduces costs?

Perioperative medicine for older people undergoing surgery (POPS) is an award winning geriatrician led service and the first of its kind in the UK – find out more here: https://www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/our-services/ageing-and-health/specialties/pops/overview.aspx

The Centre for Perioperative Care is here: https://cpoc.org.uk/

Presented by Ramai Santhirapala, Consultant Anaesthetist and Perioperative Medicine Lead at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and Higher Education Academy, Honorary Associate Professor at University College London, Clinical Lead for the UK arm of an international programme in shared decision making, “Choosing Wisely”, which is led by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, Shared Decision Making Lead at the Centre for Perioperative Care and sits on the Choosing Wisely International Roundtable.